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Sheffield Branch previous events

Thursday 19 November 2015
Branch meeting; topic to follow

Saturday 7 November 2015

WILPF stall at the Peace and Craft Fair

Thursday 15 October 2015

Film event: “These Dangerous Women”

Thursday 17 September 2015

Newly elected MP for Sheffield Heeley and WILPF supporter to talk on being a feminist MP

Saturday 5 September 2015

Late summer Garden Party

28-29 March 2015

WILPF presents an exhibition celebrating its 100th anniversary at the Sheffield Winter Gardens

16 October 2014
Inspired by the booklet ‘Opposing War Courage and Conscience’ produced by WILPF, Quakers, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Peace Pledge Union and Pax Christi, we in of WILPF Sheffield branch asked Sheffield Quakers to join us for an event marking Conscientious Objectors Day in May.

We were then asked to submit our event for the annual Sheffield literary festival ‘Off the Shelf’ and it was accepted. We adapted the performance, which took place on Thursday 16 October, under the title Opposing War: Courage and Conscience.

There were songs, a poem and readings, some by family members, about local conscientious objectors and others who opposed both World Wars. Excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ evocative Pastoral Symphony were played between each reading and photos of the those commemorated were shown on the screen.

The evening ended on a positive note as we heard about the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution, recognizing the legitimacy of conscientious objection, and passed in 2013. The event was a big success with a good attendance and lots of interest in our various stalls and many congratulations.